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Manchester City – Money Talks but….

Written by on December 8, 2011 | 5 Comments »
Posted in Manchester City

I have an article up on on Manchester City’s financial situation and their lofty ambitions.

Raves and Rants will be up later today.

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5 responses to “Manchester City – Money Talks but….”

  1. Steve says:

    So City shouldn’t have lofty ambitions? You just want the regular teams like Utd and Chlsea winning year in and year out I suppose? Nobody knows what will happen with FFP, IF a club does not comply initially it may be just a fine, a ban on transfers, nobody knows.

  2. Steve – If that is what you took away from the column then obviously I failed to make my point clearly enough. I try harder next time.

  3. Rob says:

    If UEFA really try to kick out any teams from the CL because they aren’t spending with-in the rules don’t be surprised to see the G-14 talk start up again and for it to be serious.

  4. John Bladen says:

    I enjoyed the ManC article Bobby.

    Perhaps they can realize some temporary relief from selling off (or, more likely, just giving away) the vast army of good and great footballers that they bought and apparently have no intention of ever using again. Or perhaps they’ll be stuck with the inflated wages they paid as well as realizing nothing from sell ons of said overpriced and overpaid players.

    Nonetheless, FFP is coming. No doubt UEFA will bend the rules to suit some major clubs, but they can’t simply allow their rules to be obliterated. Rob may be right, perhaps the first salvo in that war will be renewed meetings/discussion about a superleague… but realistically, for perhaps ten of those clubs, moving to a superleague would be a disaster (for the first time, they’d have to compete heads up against teams which are at very least their financial & competitive equal… and most aren’t capable of doing that).

    Last but not least, annual losses in the tens (or hundreds) of millions of dollars are neither desirable nor sustainable for even the richest of princes. By all means, City fans, celebrate the present. But keep a wary eye on the future.

  5. Ryan says:

    City had to spend quickly and go big to catch up and before FFP kicked in. When City were spending 500k on players in 2000-2002 the likes of United were spending 30mill on Veron and Rooney. How much is that in todays money. FFP just closes the door for the likes of my team Everton, and big clubs of the past like Leeds, Villa, Forest etc etc.Be nice to see another team win something instead of the usual clubs dominating. A lot of jealousy about City out there but they are playing some wonderful football. Just wish it had been us. Football goes in cycles, United, Liverpools on the down, City, Spurs on the up it looks like.

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